Carlos Sainz: I sympathize with Mick SchumacherMarch 29, 2019
In Bahrain, huge attention is riveted on Mick Schumacher, but all this is provided to him in the future. Carlos Sainz, the son of the two-time world rally champion, was asked if he felt a bit of sympathy for the young rider, who now has to withstand serious pressure?
“Yes, I really sympathize with him, because I somehow know all this,” said the driver McLaren. – This season he will have a hard time. When you are the son of a champion, sometimes it can be a painful experience, because people always say about you: “This is the son of such and such …”
You also want to earn a name yourself, and I have no doubt that Mick is trying to act that way. But while he successfully proves that he is a good racer, which is progressing and deserves a chance in Formula 1. Nobody offers it just like that, he earned this opportunity thanks to his talent and his results, so I wish him all the best in the upcoming tests. “
On the MCL34 Sainz this weekend, one of the elements of the Renault powerplant was replaced – the MGU-K motor generator, although there is only one race behind.
But while Carlos is more concerned about the fact that in Melbourne, the Haas machines in the qualification were half a second faster: “Haas is too noticeably ahead of all the teams in the middle of the peloton, and this is the only unpleasant moment compared to last year. They are too far ahead, more than half a second, and in order to play this gap, it is necessary to carry out modernization at very high rates, and this is a very difficult task.
Opponents will not stand still, so you need to work to add at least 0.7-0.8 seconds – this is a lot. According to my forecasts, in qualifications, even at the end of the season, it will be difficult for us to compete with Haas. About the race, I do not say, but in terms of sheer speed, they are really faster than all the middle peasants.
But I do not analyze the figures in too much detail, unlike engineers. I just speculate, looking at the results of the passage of the circles, because I see what they are rivals, and what I have or my partner. I made only approximate calculations, so my data is not quite accurate. In any case, half a second is a lot, but we will try to recoup.
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